ERIC Number: ED252020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Creative Movement and Dance for the Visually and Mentally Handicapped.
Moore, Viv; Wilson, Dave
The paper discusses creative dance experiences with visually and mentally handicapped persons. A brief introduction is followed by comments on sensory stimulation during infancy, mobility and orientation, physical education and recreation techniques, and approaches (such as biofeedback and progressive relaxation) to deal with stereotyped movement behaviors. Areas that should be covered in creative dance are listed: body awareness, posture, balance, agility, spatial awareness, coordination, taking weight of partner, rhythm, group activity, stretching, relazation, and voice. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at "Innovations in Recreation," meeting of the Ontario Association for the Mentally Retarded (Toronto, Canada, November 13, 1983).